Abstract: Instructions for preparing papers
for the 11th NBCBME are presented. Publishers' requirements and the Conference
series' traditions were used to elaborate the instructions. They are intended to
guide the authors in preparing camera-ready hardcopy and electronic form of
their papers. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in rejection of a
Use A4 (210 x 297 mm) paper. Leave 25 mm
margins at the top and bottom, 20 mm on the left and 15 mm on the right side.
The maximum document size is two pages.
The text should be typed single-spaced. Use
Times Roman typeface throughout the paper.
Centre the title (14 point bold), author's
names, affiliations and addresses (12 point regular) spanning the entire page.
Leave one blank line after the title and the names and affiliations.
Provide abstract of the paper (10 point
bold) no longer than 15 lines.
Type the text of the paper (10 point
regular) in two columns 85 mm wide with a space of 5 mm between the columns.
Each column should be left and right justified. Indent paragraphs by 5 mm.
Include an introduction, methods, results,
and conclusion, as separate sections. Use only one level of headings. Capitalise
section headings and leave one blank line before and after each heading.
Figures and tables
Insert figures and tables in the text,
spanning both columns if necessary. Provide numbering and captions. Place
captions above the tables and below the figures. Leave one blank line before,
and one after, the captions. Do not indent the captions. Do not use characters
smaller than 8 point in figures.
Point sizes to be used in various parts of
the paper are summarised in Table 1.
Table 1. Font sizes to be used in various
parts of the paper.
Names, affiliations and
Only black and white graphics are
acceptable. Photographs should be submitted as high quality original glossy
prints. Computer-generated raster graphics should be submitted in electronic
Place full list of references at the end of
the text using IEEE Transactions format [1-4]. Number references in their text
order, using square brackets.
 O. T. Zimmerman and I. Lavine, Coversion Factors and Tables.
Dover, NH: Industrial
Research Service, 1961.
 G. O. Young, "Synthetic structure
of industrial plastics," in Plastics, vol. 3, Polymers of Hexadromicon, J. Peters, Ed., 2nd ed. New
York: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15-64.
 M. A. McHenry and D. C. Chang,
"Coupled-mode theory of two non-parallel dielectric waveguides," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., vol. MTT-32, pp.
1469-1475, Nov. 1984.
Articles from published conference
 D. B. Payne and J. R. Stern,
"Wavelength-switched passively coupled single-mode optical network,"
in Proc. IOOC-ECOC '85, 1985, p. 585.
Please submit your paper in
electronic form, along with the camera-ready hardcopy. Prepare your
text and graphics in one of the generally acceptable formats (black
and white only.) Compress files if necessarily. Submit files via
3½ floppy disk. Mark the author's name, operating system and
file format on the disk label.